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From the Project Contact Program at New York Methodist Hospital (Park Slope, Brooklyn) :

We are currently recruiting to expand our program. A new component of delivering expedited care in our Emergency Department, the Rapid Evaluation Unit, has created a unique opportunity to work with a team made up of a doctor, nurse and technician. This added dimension allows us to add volunteers to our already experienced corps.


Project Contact was developed to provide pre-med students with exposure to the needs of patients during an emergency room visit. Volunteers become part of the Emergency Department Team serving in two distinct assignments: the first assisting in the Triage and Admission area working directly with patients and caregivers, the second serving in the treatment area participating in pod-centered care working with a team of medical professionals.  In both areas volunteers will solve problems, provide support and add to the high quality of service given at New York Methodist. If you love a fast paced environment, possess highly developed communication skills, and have an understanding of a patient focused philosophy, then this may be the perfect fit for you. Bi-lingual students are encouraged to apply. Nine hours of area specific training is provided after the initial orientations.


Project Contact takes place 7 days a week, 14 hours a day, so there is a wide range of shifts available, however we do expect that you commit to cover the same shifts each week.*Requirements:* We give preference to students who are at least in the Junior year, and/or are Sophomores who have prior hospital experience. Minimum Time: Six month commitment, two 4 hour shifts per week (one shift in Triage and Admissions and one shift in treatment areas) for 150 total hours. Times: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm *To Apply:* Please fill out an application on our website at <>;. Click on “Get Involved,” then “Volunteer Opportunities.” Please take the time to fill out the “Notes” section, let us know that you are interested in the Project Contact and tell us why you believe you are a good candidate for this program.  Project Contact is highly competitive; we have limited openings, but encourage you to apply.  We will be in touch with applicants who are a good match for this program.

January 28, 2011 at 11:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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